How To Clean Leather & Care For Your Leather Products

how to clean leather and care for your leather products

A Few Important Facts About Our Leather

  • We use locally sourced 2-3mm vegetable oak tanned cow leather. Every piece of leather absorbs dye differently.
  • All processes are done by hand including hand-painting and hand-stitching.
  • All edges are burnished / finished.
  • The leather softness level of our products is medium.
  • Our leather ages very well with daily use and will soften over time. Your leather product is designed to last a lifetime and age gracefully along the way.
  • As is the nature of leather, your product may appear slightly different to the product shown in the images. Natural variances occur.
  • When you receive your item, the leather may be a bit stiff. In time the leather will soften. In time, the leather will soften. Our leather ages very well with daily use.
  • Avoid leaving your leather cover or accessory in direct sunlight.
    Blue/purple leather colors are the most susceptible to fading.

How To Clean and Condition Leather

The only thing you need in order to care for your product, is neatsfoot oil or olive oil.

  1. Using a clean, slightly damp cloth, gently wipe down your leather to remove any visible grim or dirt so nothing gets caught in the leather pores (this is particularly important for older, much loved leather goods).
  2. Allow to air-dry. Do not dry using and external sources of heat like ovens of hair dryers.
  3. Start with a small, fingernail sized amount of oil or leather balm in the palm of your hand, on a plate or dabbed on a clean, dry cloth. This will allow you to monitor how the leather responds. You can always add more, bit by bit.
  4. Test small amount on a hidden patch of leather to preview results. Using your hand, you can start gently rubbing the oil into the leather using a circular motion. You can also use a clean, dry cotton cloth by dabbing the cloth in the oil and gently start rubbing over the leather in a circular motion.
  5. The leather will start to absorb the oil or balm immediately. The appearance may initial darken, but over the next 24 hours, it will return to its natural state.

How To Remove Small Scuffs From Leather

For small scuffs or wear marks, simply rub your thumb or finger along the cleft between your nose and nostril for a bit of oil. With light pressure, rub the spot on your cover in a circular motion. The scuff should darken and become less evident.

How To Care For Your Leather

Feed your cover once a year or so by applying a light even coating of neatsfoot oil or olive oil. You can also use our specially made Leather Balm for conditioning.